Ariana Grande is saying goodbye to her somewhat short-lived marriage to Dalton Gomez.
After being secretly separated for months, the “Positions” singer has finally pulled the plug and filed for divorce after nearly four years together.
The couple who doesn’t share children keeps their divorce as clean and amicable as possible!
Ariana Grande files for divorce from Dalton Gomez after months of separation
In court documents obtained by The Blast, the “7 Rings” singer took the plunge to be the first to file with her attorney Laura Water citing irreconcilable differences as the reason for the split. Grande first filed a complaint at the Stanley Mosk Courthouse in Los Angeles, before Gomez filed his response shortly afterwards.
Wasser is a well-known name in the Holly divorce law industry. She is currently handling Kevin Costner’s contentious divorce from estranged wife Christine Baumgartner. She also handled the divorce of Kim Kardashian and Kanye West.
As mentioned above, the documents do not include child support or custody issues as no child was welcomed into them. The separation date is listed as February 20, 2023, almost three months before speculation surfaced that the lovebirds were going their separate ways. This meant that Grande and Gomez were able to keep their divorce under wraps for a while.
Before their union, both Grande and Gomez were successful in their own right, with a lot of wealth and assets to their names. It’s no surprise that the couple has a rock-solid prenuptial agreement. Before their wedding in May 2021, the ‘Sam & Cat’ alum was worth approximately $150 million and was one of the highest-earning entertainers in the world.
As of 2023, the two-time Grammy Award winner’s net worth has skyrocketed to a whopping $240 million. As for her demure luxury real estate ex-husband, he is estimated to have a net worth of around $20 million.
Even though both parties are millionaires, it’s clear that Grande has a lot to lose if their prenup doesn’t protect the nearly $100 million she earned over the course of their marriage. Because the founder of REM Beauty has more money, it is not unlikely that she will have to raise some money for her ex-husband despite their rock-solid prenuptial agreement.
It’s also possible that trying to iron out the details of an amicable split was the reason filing for divorce took almost EIGHT months! Fans may recall that after the former lovebirds got engaged in December 2020 — just months after going Instagram official — they exchanged vows.
The couple walked down the aisle in a super private ceremony at the singer’s home in Montecito. If that name sounds familiar, it’s because Prince Harry and Meghan Markle made the luxury neighborhood their home after leaving the British royal family.
They had about 20 guests at the Tudor-style home, which the “Positions” singer bought from Ellen De Generes and Portia de Rossi for $6.8 million in 2020. However, in September 2022, she sold the property for $9.1 million. Maybe that was the start of her and Gomez’s marital problems.
Before her marriage to the successful real estate mogul, Grande had started building her real estate portfolio. In 2018, she spent $16 million on a swanky Chelsea apartment in New York City. The 4,000-square-foot property boasted five bedrooms and four and a half bathrooms with impressive features including an IMAX theater, sauna, private spa and swimming pool.
During the 2020 pandemic, she bought a brand new 10,000-square-foot Hollywood Hills home for $13.7 million before selling it for $14 million in late 2021. During her marriage, Grande purchased two lavish properties: an $8.9 million cottage in the Bird Streets neighborhood. of LA’s Hollywood Hills and a $4.9 million two-bedroom Hollywood Hills home that previously belonged to actress Cameron Diaz.
It’s unclear how these properties will be divided during the divorce settlement, but the former lovebirds are determined to make the process amicable and drama-free.
Grande and Gomez mutually chose to part ways
News of the couple’s divorce broke in July. According to a source close to the couple, Grande and Gomez have been facing serious issues since the beginning of the year that they have not been able to overcome.
“They came to the decision together,” the insider said of the duo’s divorce. “They had problems before January, but they want to remain best friends.”
The source explained that the couple’s split had not happened without attempts at reconciliation. The Florida native who was in Britain filming for her role as Glinda in the upcoming film ‘Wicked’ hosted her husband on set in London as part of reconciliation efforts. However, it all turned out to be pointless.
Nevertheless, Grande and Gomez are in a good place individually, with the support of their family and friends. “They have been very good friends throughout the process, and their friends and families have tried to protect them,” the insider revealed to Page Six.
Another insider told Daily Mail: “Ariana and Dalton have nothing but respect for each other. They are still friends and want to remain so in the future. There was no cheating, no hard feelings between them, the marriage just didn’t work. These things happen.”
A day before the revelation of their divorce, the Nickelodeon alum attended the Wimbledon Men’s Final without her wedding ring. Months prior to their split, Grande marked their second wedding anniversary on Instagram in a since-deleted tribute.